Mantis Zambezi Queen

A Mantis Waterway Experience



A Luxurious African river safari

The Zambezi Queen sails on scheduled departures every Monday (2 nights), Wednesday (2 nights) and Friday (3 nights). Please note that your passport will be stamped at Kasane Immigration Office as well as the Namibian border. 

Traversing from Botswana across to the Namibian side of the Chobe River, The Zambezi Queen is like a floating boutique hotel.  Complete with a plunge pool and sublime social spaces on the upper deck, it takes you up the Chobe with Nambia on one side and the Chobe National Park on the other; the wildlife and landscape scenes unfold and change before your eyes.

Bring your camera! The photographic moments are out of this world, and you can get closer to the action by going out on a tender boat.

Experience the thrill and tranquillity of an authentic African adventure, with all the luxurious comforts of a boutique hotel.

Book from R9520 per person sharing per night.

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Designed to keep you cool

The Zambezi Queen’s stylish suites are havens of rest. From your king-sized bed and private balcony, you have uninterrupted views of the African landscape and wildlife. Fitted with air-conditioning, the 4 Master Suites and 10 Standard Suites overlook the flowing waters of the great Chobe River. Each one has an en-suite bathroom with eco-sensitive amenities.


What to look forward to onboard the Zambezi Queen. All included in your rate.


The Zambezi Queen traverses from Botswana, across the Chobe River, to the Namibian side of the Chobe River. Seeing the Chobe National Park from the Zambezi Queen is a unique experience. The landscape and wildlife scenes, along with the riverbank, change daily as you tranquilly float through the wilderness.

November – March: Prolific game drives

November to March, and sometimes April as well, is known as the wet season in this region. The wildlife moves freely through the Chobe National Park as there is an abundance of water and this makes for exceptional game viewing. Game drives in the Chobe National Park are included in your stay.

June – October: Lots of wildlife on the riverbanks

This is when the Chobe River banks come to life. Many animal species gather around and stay close to the main water source, and you can watch them as the Zambezi Queen floats by. Going out on the tender boats is great at any time of the year, and even more special during this time. Don’t forget to book a trip on the specialised photographic boats; you won’t want to miss out on capturing the momentous activity.

September: Fantastic for birding

There are, in general, about 450 bird species in the Chobe region. Birding season starts in September, when the first migrants arrive, boosting the bird population by up to 20% compared to the winter months.

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Chobe River, Namibia and Botswana border


Tiger Fishing on the Chobe

The Zambezi Queen Collection offers all-year-round fishing expeditions on the Chobe River.

Hook and release Tigerfish, African pike, Tilapia, Catfish or Upper Zambezi Yellowfish. These true African fishing excursions are conducted by experienced guides who take you to the best fishing spots.
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Photography on the Chobe River

Custom-designed photographic safari boats

Approaching wildlife by boat allows you to see into a crucial time of the animal's day. Vulnerable, alert, and sometimes playful - unique behaviour patterns create incredible moments for you...
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Chobe River Birding

Over 450 species, for the birder's bucket list.

The Chobe River is an all-year-round birding destination. Listen to the calls of lesser-striped swallows and witness the majestic flight of fish eagles on river cruises aimed to seek out some...
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